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Why “Celebrate America” event was canceled

11:38 am Jun. 24, 2017

A “Celebrate America” planned for today at The Rock Ranch in Middle Georgia, a popular family destination, was shelved but not because of any sort of political division.

Instead the event got scotched by a foe we all can unite against: this infernal rain.

A video posted on the facility’s Facebook page said threats of severe weather guided the decision.

“We will reschedule the fireworks show sometime this year and will update once

The one thing Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood demand on tour

4:15 pm Jun. 23, 2017

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium, new home of the Atlanta Falcons, as the first entertainers to perform in concert there, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. (tickets are on sale June 30 with a pre-sale starting June 27).

“It’s very flattering. It’s very humbling. They had their pick of everybody,” Brooks said during a conference call interview on Friday afternoon. Talks have been in the

Journalist sues over Atlanta-filmed Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me”

2:58 pm Jun. 23, 2017

A journalist has filed suit against the producers, screenwriter, studio and others involved with “All Eyez on Me,” the Atlanta-filmed Tupac Shakur biopic released June 16.

Kevin Powell says in court documents that articles he wrote for Vibe were improperly appropriated for use in the movie. In the suit, filed in New York, the plaintiff says some of the material in the articles was factual was some was “changed or embellished.”

Sorry Ted Cruz, but Alyssa Milano does not want to hug you

10:57 am Jun. 23, 2017

Actress Alyssa Milano was among the many celebrities who backed Congressional aspirant Jon Ossoff in his bid for Georgia’s 6th District and then lamented his loss to Karen Handel.

“GROUP HUG,” she tweeted amid her grief.

But not everyone’s invited into the huddle. Sen. Ted Cruz is specifically banned.

MORE: Jon Ossoff’s celebrity supporters are sad and need a hug

The celebs who stumped for Jon Ossoff

Milano was in Atlanta filming a

Johnny Depp jokes about presidential assassination

7:47 am Jun. 23, 2017

Johnny Depp cracked a joke about presidential assassination at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.

“I think he needs help,” he said, referring to the current commander in chief. Then continued, “This is going to be in the press… it’s horrible: When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

(Answer: 1865. John Wilkes Booth was an American actor who shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre.)

Depp followed that up by

Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

5:01 pm Jun. 22, 2017

Bill Cosby is relieved and feeling great following a declaration of mistrial in his sexual assault trial, and wants to plan a series of town hall meetings to talk to young people about how to avoid winding up at the defendant’s table themselves.

“People need to be educated. A brush against the shoulder – anything at this point – can be considered sexual assault,” said Cosby spokesperson Ebonee Benson during

WATCH: The trailer for “Marshall,” starring Chadwick Boseman, is out

1:33 pm Jun. 22, 2017

Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed James Brown in “Get On Up” and Jackie Robinson in Atlanta-filmed “42,” steps into another historic role with “Marshall,” due out in October.

Boseman, who filmed Marvel movies “Black Panther” and “Captain America: Civil War” in Atlanta, portrays U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the biopic costarring Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown.

MORE: AJC reporter Rodney Ho’s interview with Sterling K. Brown

The trailer